This is a discussion on China Flanker Thread II within the Air Force forums, part of the China Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by Hyperwarp tremendously more powerful engines? what engine is that? WS-10 on the J-11B produces 125 kN of ...
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[QUOTE=escobar;190268]An engineering unit of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has modified aircraft to make them adapted to the plateau environment in Tibet. The unit also wrote special plateau operations manuals to improve the aircraft maintenance work.
Beautifull pictures, thanks for posting, and as you noted as your density altitude goes up you have to either reduce takeoff weights and associated fitment or allow for longer take-off and landing rolls, and decreased climb performance.
J-11B is definitely superior to old Su-27SK.
Finally... this is reported from CCTV. So this informations are approved by PLA armed forces. It can also mean semi- official data of J-11B.
Conclusion is the recent exercise of J-11B badly maul by other types of aircraft has nothing to do with J-11b ability, rather the incompetence PLAAF pilot who flew it.
Last edited by Lion; 05-25-2012 at 09:27 AM.
Absolutely beautifull, always nice to see these little sweethearts in their element, the Flanker is a gorgeous airplane and I'm sure these chicks are up to snuff, the comparison between Flankers and F-16s or J-10s is still an apples and oranges deal, and the reason the PLAAF has both in its inventory, and the reason that when the J-20 achieves IOC, it will be "added to the set", rather than supercede anything else immediately. To base an opinion on one set of circumstances isn't fair to either the aircraft or the pilots, they all have their strengths and weaknesses, if I were to be in a position to fly any thing in the PLAAF inventory, it would likely be J-11B. The reason many AF pilots choose to stay with the F-15 rather than move up to the F-22, when they had the opportunity.
Its one of the by products of having independant services all vying for a bigger piece of an ever shrinking pie, but in our case having civilian leadership in power over the services has worked out reasonably well all things considered.
Last edited by Air Force Brat; 05-25-2012 at 10:18 AM.
Among the Su-35 design features, worth of note is the absence of an overhead brake flap, a standard characteristic of the Su-27. Its functions are performed by an active rudder. The Su-35 chassis has been reinforced because of the increased takeoff and landing weight of the aircraft. For the same reason, the front bearing has two wheels. The improved radar stealth reduces the reflectance of the Su-35 in the X radio waveband and in the angle range of ±60°.
Irbis-E radar detects air targets with an absolute cross section of 3 m2 on a head-on course at a range of up to 400 km
Sukhoi Company (JSC) - Airplanes - Military Aircraft - Su-35
there are a few new features not present on Su-27s that have been added on Su-35, J-10B is a logic evolution, since Su-35 also has been improved
Last edited by MiG-29; 05-25-2012 at 06:31 PM.
J-11BS or Su-30???
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